Emergency Officer


Vacancy: Advertisement Emergency Officer
Organization Profile and Background
Welthungerhilfe /German Agro Action is a German based non-governmental and non-profit making humanitarian and development organization. It has worked in Somaliland since 2001 in different regions and components supporting many to secure their food and nutrition in a development context, however, we also engage in humanitarian interventions to safeguard lives, livelihoods and development potentials.
What We Offer

A multicultural work environment where differences are accommodated
A continuous learning culture
Innovative and creative work practices
Flexible work arrangements
Fair pay and attractive benefit packages
Working with an organizational philosophy that “helps the poor to help themselves”

Job Description

Job Title
Emergency Officer

Duty Station
Garissa / Lughaya District with frequent travel to the field in project areas,

to Borama and Hargeisa

One Position

Reports to
Head of the Project

Field personnel

The advertised position has a starting duration of 6 months but may be

extended if the severity of the humanitarian situation and available funds


The Emergency Officer will coordinate the implementation of emergency

activities in Welthungerhilfe Somaliland Program, specifically in Lughaya


Job Summary


Focal point to develop the Somaliland emergency programme of Welthungerhilfe in close collaboration with capacities and personnel of ongoing development projects.
Builds up a new field office in one of the most drought prone areas of Awdal Region.
Guides a small team of emergency officers in registration, distribution and M&E of the emergency programme.
Ensures compliance of activities within the national standards and guidelines as presented by the Government of Somaliland, specifically NADFOR.
Ensures compliance with rules, regulations and formats of donors and of WHH
Acts as the WHH Somaliland focal point in communication with relevant government and local civil society partners concerning emergency measures
Acts as the WHH Somaliland focal point for the international coordination mechanisms concerning food security, nutrition and WASH (UN clusters)
Develops, together with WHH colleagues, transparent and fair beneficiary selection criteria and procedures
Ensures fair and equitable selection of beneficiaries based on objective selection criteria, unbiased by ethnicity, age and gender.
Installs complaint mechanisms in reach even for the most disadvantaged members of the targeted communities.
Undertakes regular field visits to document and visualize program implementation
Works closely with Emergency Coordinator in the Regional Office of WHH in Addis Ababa.
Avails himself to any urgent task as advised by the Somaliland Programme Coordinator.


•  Carry out any other relevant duties assigned.

•  Give high importance to team spirit.

•  Focal point to develop the Somaliland emergency programme of

Welthungerhilfe in close collaboration with capacities and

personnel of ongoing development projects.

Min. Education: Second degree in project management, sociology, nutrition or other related fields

At least 5 years’ of professional work experience in developing, implementing, monitoring and reporting on humanitarian interventions
Demonstrated belief in and ability to work in a team
Readiness to spend most of the working time in remote areas under less-than-urban conditions
Ability to work effectively with multi-disciplinary teams.
Experience working with a diverse group of technically skilled experts within the context of a project team

Excellent in English and Somali languages (both verbal and written)

Skills and

Excellent Team player; able to work in a multi-cultural environment


Willingness to travel and stay long in remote and difficult areas

Able to take initiative, self-motivated/independently working
Organized personality
Willingness to learn and to share knowledge
Creative, flexible and pro-active
Excellent knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel and Power point)
Interpersonal skills and intercultural competence
Knowledge and skills in developing measures of project/program success
Leadership and people management skills
Good in time management
Very good interpersonal skills: teamworking skills, openness, patience, respect for target groups and generally for opinions of others

How to Apply
Interested and qualified applicants shall submit their application letter and CV and support documents via info.somaliland@welthungerhilfe.de
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Closing date: July 22, 2018 cob
Start date: As soon as possible


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